Schedule 2011-2012

N.B. This information will be updated regularly:


MONDAY September 26th, 2011
Fall Reception and Welcome
Hosted by Prof. Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
6:30 PM

Monday October 3rd, 2011
Katharine Eisaman Maus
University of Virginia
“The Property of Friendship in the Merchant of Venice”
Co-sponsored by the Renaissance Workshop, the Nicholson Center for British Studies,  and the Law, Culture, and Society Workshop
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Rosenwald 405

MONDAY October 10th, 2011
Brian Sandberg
Northern Illinois University
“‘Put Us All in Good Peace and Union’: Religious Peacemaking in Languedoc after the Edict of Nantes”
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Social Sciences Tea Room

MONDAY October 24th, 2011
David Lyons
University of Chicago
“Mass Politics and Enthusiasm in Hume’s and Voltaire’s Accounts of Religious Violence.”
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319

MONDAY October 31st, 2011
Frank Mauelshagen
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen
“From Vegetarian to Ogre: Climate and Historians in the Anthropocene”
The event is sponsored by the Climate Change Project at 3CT and EPIC in the Harris School.
Time: 5:00pm, Wilder House

MONDAY November 7th, 2011
William Walsh
University of Chicago
“‘Do not spare a moment in paying him respect and honor!’ Matrakçı Nasuh’s Ḥükm-i Hümāyūn of 1530″
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319

MONDAY November 21st, 2011
Kelli Wood
University of Chicago
“Playing Games: The Art of Strategy in Early Modern Italy”
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319

TUESDAY November 29th, 2011 – CANCELED
Piet van Boxel
Hebraica and Judaica Curator, Bodleian Library, Oxford Universit

Co sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies
“Hebrew Books and 16th Century Censorship in Italy”
Time: 5:30pm,
Location: Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center

MONDAY December 5th, 2011
John McCormack
University of Notre Dame
“Monarchy and Memory in the French Wars of Religion”
Time: 5.00pm, Pick 319



MONDAY January 9th, 2012
Colin Wilder
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Property and the German Idea of Freedom”
Time: 12:00-1:15pm. Location TBA

MONDAY January 30th, 2012
Christopher Markiewicz
University of Chicago
“The Ottoman Caliphate: Development of an Idea in the Formation of Empire, 1453-1520”
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319

FRIDAY, February 10th, 2012
David S. Katz
Tel Aviv University
“The Nationless Nationalism of Early Modern Anglo-Jewry”
Co-sponsored by the Nicholson Center for British Studies, the Chicago Center for
Jewish Studies, and the 18th and 19th Century Cultures Workshop
Time: 12:00pm, Classics 110

FRIDAY, February 10th, 2012
Elisa Jones
University of Chicago
“Exile and Belonging: The Boundaries of Being French, 1562-1629.”
Co-sponsored by the Modern France Workshop
Time: 4:00pm, John Hope Franklin Room (Social Sciences #224)

Randolph C. Head
University of California Riverside
NEH Newberry Library Fellow, 2011-2012
Special Workshop on the comparative history of archives in Europe, co-sponsored by the Department of History.
“Metadata from the Middle Ages: Registers, Cartularies, and Document Management in the Sixteenth Century.”
Time: 12:00pm, Location: John Hope Franklin Room (SS #224)
Please note that lunch will be provided.

MONDAY February 27th, 2012
Carolyn Purnell
University of Chicago
“Illuminating the Faculty of Feeling: The Stable Characteristics of French Sensibility, 1740-1789”
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319

MONDAY March 12th, 2012
Ananya Chakravarti
University of Chicago
‘José de Anchieta and the Poetics of War’
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319


MONDAY March 26, 2012
Snjezana Buzov
Ohio State University
“Wall-less Walls: The Calligraphy at the Hacı Sinan Tekke in Sarajevo.”
Time: 5:00pm, John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

MONDAY April 9th, 2012
Corey Tazzara
University of Chicago
“Italian Political Economy from Renaissance to Enlightenment.″
Time: 5:30pm, Pick 319

MONDAY April 23rd, 2012
Kirsty Montgomery
University of Chicago
“Pessimism, Pragmatism, and Population in an Age of Crisis: Britain and the Edinburgh Reviewers, 1802-1846”
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319

MONDAY May 7th, 2012 – CANCELED
Hasan Siddiqui
University of Chicago
“Worlds Coming into View: Mughals, Franks, and the Order of Nature in North India, 1630-1750”
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319

TUESDAY May 8th, 2012
The Lumen Christi Institute
The Department of History
The Early Modern Workshop
present a book symposium on
The Unintended Reformation
Brad Gregory (University of Notre Dame)
Mark Noll (University of Notre Dame)
Rachel Fulton Brown (University of Chicago)
Classics 110, 4:30pm

Thursday, May 24, 2012
John Havard
University of Chicago
“The Cultural Logic of Late Toryism”
Time: 4:30pm, Rosenwald 405
Co-sponsored by the 18th- and 19th-Century Cultures Workshop

TUESDAY May 29th, 2012
Andy Greenwood 
University of Chicago
‘Music of the Scottish Enlightenment’
Location: Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor
Time: 7.30pm
Pre-concert talk begins at 7.00pm, Dessert reception to follow
Co-sponsored by the Nicholson Center for British Studies, Music History and Theory workshop, Ethnoise! ethnomusicology workshop, the Early Modern workshop, and the Department of Music.

MONDAY June 4th, 2012
Constantin Fasolt
University of Chicago 

“Saving Renaissance and Reformation: History, Grammar, and Disagreements with the Dead.”
Time: 5:00pm, Pick 319











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